Tenement collapses after huge fire breaks out in grocery shop
A TENEMENT building collapsed after a fierce blaze ripped through a grocery store yesterday.
Emergency services were called to reports of a fire at the Strawberry and Spice Garden grocery in Albert Drive, Glasgow, around 11.30pm on Sunday.
Roads in the area were closed as emergency services worked through the night to deal with the incident in the Pollokshields area of the city.
Residents were removed from the flats above the shop as fire crews tackled the blaze, and one man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Emergency
services do not believe anyone was inside the building when it collapsed.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the scene to show her support and later praised the emergency services.
Nearby Pollokshields Early Years Centre was shut because it had no electricity following the blaze, while Pollokshields Primary School and Pollokshields Library were also closed.
Police said that investigations into the blaze were continuing.